Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.
Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Enterprise demands standards as cloud matures. As the cloud matures, enterprise companies are demanding standard ways of doing things and the industry is responding.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
If you believe the cloud market is changing and not a static thing, then it makes sense that the companies that not only adopt the cloud, but change with it, will be the most successful.
Box, IBM Team Up to Build Better Cloud | Bloomberg
In a case of businesses making strange bedfellows, Box and IBM announced a partnership this week bringing a company born in the cloud to a traditional tech company trying to become one.
As we wrote in a blog post this week, customers are demanding standards, and Docker and a host of big name technology vendors who also make container products got together this week and defined a common container standard, greatly simplifying vendor and third-party integration.
3 ways to screw up a cloud deployment | Infoworld
The cloud is like any other IT project. It requires planning, and if a company fails to take that into consideration and goes wily-nily to the cloud, much like any other poorly planned and executed IT project, they are probably going to fail.
We know that the cloud is driving disruption by providing access to virtually limitless software and hardware resources at a reasonable price. This is creating the catalyst for starting businesses and testing a variety of ideas that previously would have been unthinkable without access to these cheap resources.
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